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Funding Opportunities

Past Innovation Grant Winners


*Following aggregated by National Center for Families Learning (NCFL).

World of Children 2019 Awards Program

Deadline Mar 31, 2019

The program awards grants of up to $50,000 to proven, high-impact programs created by individuals that make a difference in the lives of children in the United States and across the globe....

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation: Mini-Grant Program

Deadline Mar 31, 2019

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation offers Mini-Grants of up to $500 to public schools, public libraries, and public preschool and Head Start programs in the United States….

America’s Promise Alliance Power of Youth Challenge

Deadline Mar 31, 2019

Youth can get a $250 grant for a service project and a chance to win a $5,000 acceleration grant to take their idea to the next level.  America’s Promise Alliance is proud to work in partnership with the Mott Foundation and Peace First to create this opportunity for young people to improve their communities through service… 

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Deadline Apr 1, 2019

The Native American Library Services: Basic Grants program provides support for existing library operations and to maintain core library services….

The Pilcrow Foundation: Children’s Book Project

Deadline Apr 1, 2019

The mission of the Pilcrow Foundation is to provide new, quality, hardcover children’s books to rural public libraries across the United States. Through the program, a library’s local sponsors can contribute from $200 to $400, which the Foundation matches on a 2-to-1 ratio….

Sparkplug Foundation

Deadline Apr 9, 2019

The Foundation primarily provides grants to start-up nonprofit organizations or new projects of established nonprofits that are addressing the fields of music, education, and community organizing. In Education and Teaching, the Foundation funds projects that deal with “the whole student” and with learning as a community activity….

Department of Education: High School Equivalency Program

Deadline Apr 9, 2019

The High School Equivalency Program supports organizations that help people obtain the equivalent of a secondary school diploma and subsequently gain improved employment, enter into military service, or be placed in an institution of higher education or other postsecondary education or training….

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

Deadline Apr 15, 2019

Up to twenty prizes of $10,000 each will be awarded to youth who have had a positive impact on people, their communities, and the environment....

McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation K-12 Classroom Strategies

Deadline Apr 15, 2019

Grants of up to $30,000 over three years will be awarded in support of team-based projects designed to integrate fresh K-12 strategies into classroom instruction....

Learning Disabilities Foundation of America

Deadline Apr 15, 2019

Grants will be awarded to learning disability-related projects focused on scientific, literary, or educational outcomes, or for the identification, ongoing evaluation, education of, and delivery of services to children and adults with learning disabilities....

Monsanto Fund: America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education

Deadline Apr 15, 2019

The program gives farmers in selected counties in 41 states the opportunity to nominate a rural public school district to compete for grants to promote science and math education….

Department of Justice Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative

Deadline Apr 22, 2019

The Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative supports a wide range of mentoring initiatives aimed at preventing and reducing juvenile delinquency, drug abuse (especially opioid abuse), victimization, and other problem and high-risk behaviors such as truancy…

Department of Education Small, Rural School Achievement Program

Deadline Apr 26, 2019

The Small, Rural School Achievement Program seeks to address the unique needs of rural school districts. Interests include improving basic programs, supporting effective instruction, supporting language instruction for English learners and immigrant students, strengthening student support and promoting academic enrichment, and creating 21st century community learning centers….

Lawrence Foundation

Deadline Apr 30, 2019

The foundation awards grants in the areas of the environment, education, human services, and disaster relief....

Drucker Institute Prize for Nonprofits

Deadline Apr 30, 2019

An award of $100,000 will be given to a single nonprofit organization engaged in creative work that is driving exceptional industry achievements….

Mazda Foundation Education Grants

Deadline May 1, 2019

The Mazda Foundation is offering grants to nonprofits with programs emphasizing education and literacy, environmental conservation, cultural education, social justice, or scientific research. Mazda prioritizes organizations in areas where they have offices (Irvine, CA; Bridgewater, NJ; Chicago, IL; Sugarland, TX; and Jacksonville, FL) ….More info>>

William T. Grant Foundation Inequality Research Grants

Deadline May 1, 2019

Grants of up to $600,000 will be awarded for research that focuses on ways to reduce disparities in youth’s academic, behavioral, social, and economic outcomes....

William T. Grant Foundation Research Grants on Reducing Inequality

Deadline May 1, 2019

Grants ranging between $100,000 and $600,000 over two to three years will be awarded in support of high-quality field-initiated studies that are relevant to policies and practices that affect the lives of young people between the ages of 5 and 25 in the United States. Letters of Inquiry are due May 1, 2019 ...

Coors Light Emerging Latino Leaders Program

Deadline May 6, 2019

A single grant of $25,000 will be awarded to an emerging Latino leader and an affiliated nonprofit with a program or project that benefits the Hispanic community....

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Literacy Grants

Deadline May 16, 2019

The grants support nonprofit organizations, schools, and libraries that work to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading….

ASM Materials Education Foundation K-12 Classroom Projects

Deadline May 25, 2019

Twenty grants of $500 each will be awarded to hands-on K-12 projects designed to enhance student awareness of the materials around them....More info>>

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood Invites Letters of Intent

Deadline May 31, 2019

The foundation awards seed grants to innovative proposals with the greatest chance of improving the lives of young children on a national scale....

Captain Planet Foundation Ecotech Grants

Deadline Jul 15, 2019

Grants of $2,500 will be awarded to projects that motivate children to use innovation, nature-based design, and/or technology to address an environmental problem in their communities....  

MacArthur Foundation: 100&Change

Deadline Aug 6, 2019

100&Change is a MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time. 100&Change is open to organizations and collaborations working in any field, anywhere in the world….

Toshiba America Foundation K-5 Science and Math Projects

Deadline Oct 1, 2019

Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to any K-5 teacher in a public or private nonprofit school in support of an innovative, hands-on science or math education project....

NCTM Music Projects to Teach Mathematics Grants for Grades Pre-K–5 Teachers

Deadline Nov 1, 2019

Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded to teachers of pre-K-5 mathematics for projects that incorporate music into the classroom with the aim of helping young students learn math....

The Home Depot Foundation: Community Impact Grants Program

Deadline Dec 31, 2019

The program focuses on support for organizations that serve veterans in local communities, as well as organizations that serve diverse and underserved communities. Grants of up to $5,000 are made in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services….

Walmart Foundation Community Grant Program

Deadline Dec 31, 2019

Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to local nonprofit organizations in the service area of individual Walmart stores....